Whether you’re a fan of music or our 10 Most Beautiful Women in Dallas competition, Thursday night is a good night to celebrate at the Warwick Melrose Hotel which is raising a toast to 10 Most Beautiful Winner (and former D cover model) Aubree-Anna Stinson, who graces Library Bar attendees with her smooth vocals every week. Tickets are being sold for $25 a piece which will include “heavy appetizers and a champagne toast,” and, of course, a live performance by Aubree-Anna. For tickets to the “Celebration Party,”Â Â call 972-841-5864. Apparently, tickets are going quickly. Thursday, December 15 at 7 pm.
By now you are probably aware that it appears Craig James will run for the U.S. Senate. So do this: in your little Google box up there in the corner of your browser, start typing “Craig James.” Watch for the first auto-fill option.
Can’t fight the internet.
According to the Southeast Texas Record, Marilyn Frey has sued Neiman Marcus for charging her a $1.50 ATM terminal fee at its store in Plano when there was no notice regarding the fee posted.
There’s been national coverage over the recent decisions by the Texas state government to reject a specialized license plate sought by the group Sons of Confederate Veterans and to approve a design that supports Calvary Hill, a Christian anti-gang organization in Nacogdoches.
The Confederate Veterans’ Sons are suing the state for the right to their plates. Meanwhile some groups are complaining about the Calvary Hill plate, which features crosses and the words “One State Under God,” though the slogan is part of the official Texas state pledge, and other plates have featured crosses, like these for the University of St. Thomas.
On what grounds is it OK to approve one and not the other, especially since acquiring either is an entirely voluntary act? The Confederate flag, and the fight to preserve the horrors of slavery that it represents, is seen as a symbol of hate by many. That seems like a sensible enough disqualifier. But do some atheists find the presence of crosses on a government-issued item equally as offensive? Perhaps.
That’s not what I’m here to debate. I’m here to point out the most heinous offense perpetrated by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles: allowing so many terrible plates on our roads. The following are the five worst.
I couldn’t help but wonder what made my coworkers’ wish lists this holiday season. So I asked.
If you’ve dreamed of finding your stylish self on the virtual pages of StyleSheet, tonight’s your lucky night.
Head to the Stoneleigh Hotel right after work to help our sister blog celebrate Jeannie Vianney, local jewelry designer and this year’s Texas Next Top Designer winner. There will be live music, cocktails, and of course, a showcase of Jeannie’s pretty pieces. Our talented photogs, Kristi and Scot Redman, will be on hand to document the evening. (P.S. Did you know a selection of StyleSheet shots makes the magazine each month? If you’ve been featured on the blog, check it out.)
Mystery nerds, such as myself, have another option. Author Patrica Cornwell is at the Lincoln Park Barnes and Noble signing her latest Kay Scarpetta novel, Red Mist. Yes, Scarpetta is a total Mary Sue. I don’t even care. I’ve read all 18 novels and Scarpetta’s two Italian cookbooks. I’ll be there with bells on. Craving comfort food for dinner? Drop by any Burger House location for 60 cent cheeseburgers, in honor of 60 years in business. Hat tip to Dan Koller, editor of People Newspapers, for the heads up. He is, as I type, attending a milkshake toast. There will be also different giveaways throughout the day, so be on the lookout.
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Dallas Bike Plan Hits Snag. This story in the DMN is behind the paywall. If you don’t have a subscription, you should make an effort to track it down. Because it’s infuriating. So the Council approved a bike plan last summer. “Yes! World-class city! Let’s do this!” Except now the Council was told there’s no money to re-stripe the roads for bikes. And it would be a total hassle because we’d have to open the whole process up for public comment, which would take forever. Remember when Dallas used to brag about how it was a “can do” city?
DISD To File Protest Over Football Game. Today DISD will file an official protest with UIL over a game that Skyline lost to Southlake Carroll. In dispute is whether Southlake’s on-sides kick was legit. Here, watch the video. It was a close call. But you know what? The game is over. DISD has 43 schools (sub. req.) on the TEA’s low-achieving list. There are more important matters to attend to. Let’s move on.
Anonymous Law Firm Accuses Post Office of Stealing Mail. Employees from a “large downtown Dallas law firm” say that their mail is being stolen by someone at the main post office off Sylvan and I-30. I don’t understand why that firm isn’t named in this WFAA story. In any case, watch your package.